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Managing Connections Director, Social

Company: VMLY&R
Location: Detroit
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

New York, NY Chicago, IL Cincinnati, OH Detroit, MI Washington, DC Description At VMLY&R, we create connected brands. We resist the usual ways of seeing, doing and thinking - harnessing creativity, technology and culture - to reimagine the entire connected consumer experience. Our goal? To create work that becomes part of people's lives, to drive value for our clients and, in the best of cases, to impact the world.

The-- Managing Connections Director, Social serves as agency leader for a book of social and emerging media business. These responsibilities include setting strategic objectives and making significant, defined contributions to the overall agency's business goals. He or she is responsible for driving departmental excellence and success in the areas of client engagement, staffing, training and development, account assessments, and execution, financial management, and intra-agency relationships.

The-- Managing Connections Director, Social leads the Social Team across paid, earned and owned social media to craft and refine strategies to achieve client goals and execution of strategies and is responsible for ensuring that Most Trusted Partner status is established across the Social Publishing group. He/she is responsible for identifying any potential deficiencies in agency capabilities and working to remedy those deficiencies. He/she regularly demonstrates leadership and initiative in working with agency leadership team, Executive Business Leads, and Cross Discipline team leaders to enhance the overall focus on and excellence in client relationships, business operations and excellence in the social / emerging media space.

In partnership with discipline leads, they are responsible and accountable for the success of the social work and overall client satisfaction. The idea is that someone looking at a Managing Director role wants experience in running an agency from a strategic and operational perspective.


--- Accountable for ensuring that the entire Social Team is enabled to consistently deliver Marketing Excellence, Ownership, Intelligent and Innovative solutions as core agency capabilities.
--- Responsible for business ownership over a defined book of business, including team mix, talent, relationships, enablement, and growth
--- Responsible for transparent communication of the business to all audiences: internal, external, and clients, as appropriate for each group
--- Responsible for ensuring appropriate level of knowledge of the client's business and industry, as well as advertising and marketing industry
--- Responsible for engaging with clients across the business in appropriate ways, with a focus on developing and maintaining senior level relationships with key clients
--- Leads, and collaborates with, alignment team leadership to set the vision, business and engagement plan for the alignment business in the social media space
---Focus is on building depth and breadth of relationships with key client partners and harvesting new business opportunities, especially across the social and emerging media space
--- Responsible for ensuring that agency culture is cultivated

As part of the WPP Group, VMLY&R offers one of the best overall compensation packages in the business.

Required Skills

--- Proven performance in leading and building effective teams
--- Excellent presentation skills and presentation development skills
--- Excellent organizational skills
--- Ability to concurrently lead, nurture, and grow multiple clients
--- Deep understanding of agency and client financial management practices

Required Experience

--- Minimum of a bachelor's degree or equivalent in a related field; graduate degree is a plus
--- At least fifteen years of experience, including large-agency interactive and client-side experience
----- Has a deep knowledge and experience with multichannel marketing with an emphasis on paid, earned and owned social media and social publishing --- Familiarity with paid, earned and owned social media and platforms is necessary.
--- Has experience with multi-program, multi-channel social media campaigns. VMLY&R is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Need Assistance? If you require reasonable accommodation or assistance for any part of the application or hiring process, please submit your request either by fax to 816-817-0976 or by email to . You have been redirected to a VMLY&R job page

Keywords: VMLY&R, Detroit , Managing Connections Director, Social, Executive , Detroit, Michigan

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